The Need for the Implementation of Foreign Language Instruction in North Carolina Elementary Schools

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Senel Izin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Sandra Strickland

Abstract: The United States seems to be facing an issue in the educational system. Foreign language curriculum seems to be limited in elementary education. However, the state of North Carolina seems to be devoted to foreign language learning. Evidence of this occurring in the state is to implement it in elementary education. Goals and objectives for this curriculum are covered in the curriculum.This research is to provide evidence of the importance of learning a second language. Evidence showing the importance of learning a second language lies within discussion of linguistic and cultural diversity within the United States and the advantages of bilingualism. Researching these topics will reveal the necessity of learning a second language within the United States. Afterwards, exposing different methods and ways of implementing a foreign language will provide hope for teachers. They will become motivated in teaching a foreign language or even starting a foreign language program within the elementary school. Later, analyzing the North Carolina Standard Course of Study is essential when trying to discover that state's stand on this topic. Results will later reveal that North Carolina is in support of learning a foreign language, however, research is limited on implementation of foreign language instruction in elementary education.Accomplishments include providing important facts about foreign languages, ways of implementing foreign language, and revealing North Carolina's stand on foreign languages. The most important fact about the study, however, is that the resources are limited to find out schools teaching foreign languages in elementary education. One then has to assume that the curriculum is being taken lightly and not truly being implemented in elementary education. Teachers need to take on the role and take the first step in foreign language instruction implementation in elementary education.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2005
Elementary Education, Foreign Language, Second Language, North Carolina Standard Course of Study,

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